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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of California

1999 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Alarcón 18%
Deirdre Alpert 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Dion Aroner 15%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Patricia Bates 85%
Mike Briggs 100%
James Brulte 91%
John Burton 9%
Thomas Calderon 0%
Bill Campbell 69%
Dennis Cardoza 31%
Dave Cox 85%
Richard Dickerson 100%
Joseph Dunn 0%
John Anthony Dutra 0%
Martha Escutia 36%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 0%
Dean Florez 46%
Sally Havice 15%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Robert Hertzberg 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 91%
Betty Karnette 0%
Fred Keeley 0%
William Knight 100%
Lynne Leach 77%
Bill Leonard 85%
John Longville 0%
Ken Maddox 62%
Abel Maldonado 31%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 0%
Carole Migden 23%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 91%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Kevin Murray 18%
George Nakano 31%
Jack O'Connell 0%
Deborah Ortiz 9%
Robert Pacheco 69%
Rod Pacheco 31%
Louis Papan 31%
Steve Peace 18%
Don Perata 0%
Anthony Pescetti 62%
Richard Polanco 27%
Charles Poochigian 91%
Sarah Reyes 0%
George Runner, Jr. 92%
Kevin Shelley 8%
Byron Sher 0%
Tony Strickland 92%
Virginia Strom-Martin 0%
Helen Thomson 0%
John Vasconcellos 18%
Carl Washington 8%
Howard Wayne 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 8%
Charlene Zettel 77%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 9%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 38%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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